Golden Triangle

People wait beside the Mekong River (or Lancang River within China) on the Chinese side as a boat crosses from Myanmar in Guanlei, in Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture which borders Myanmar and Laos in China's southwest Yunnan province. Photo: AFP
19 December 2018
Chinese and Thai companies signed three documents on Monday at northern Thailand's Chiang...
Methamphetamine pills. Photo: EPA
18 December 2018
Thai authorities seized more than 18 million meth pills in the drug-riddled "Golden...
Thai national police chief general Chaktip Chaijinda (2nd-R) watches police department chemists inspect seized drugs during a press conference in Bangkok on May 11, 2018. Ten million made-in-Myanmar 'yaba' pills and nearly half a tonne of crystal meth hidden in tea packages has been seized from a convoy cars in downtown Bangkok, Thai police said. Photo: Romeo Gacad/AFPA
08 December 2018
Thai cops shot dead a smuggler and seized 15 million meth pills at a checkpoint in...
Members of UWSA (United Wa State Army) empties a packet of 'WY' also know as Ya Ba drug before they are set on fire during a drug burning ceremony to mark the UN's world anti-drugs day in Poung Par Khem, near the Thai and Myanmar border on June 26, 2017. Photo: Ye Aung Thu/AFP
08 November 2018
A flood of precursor chemicals into Myanmar is fuelling record meth production, officials...